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was bring it to the floor. they wouldn't even let us do that. they wouldn't allow the courage to have a vote on this. >> reporter: gray rights groups saw this as the last chance before the election to over turn the 17-year-old law. >> it ought to go. it's unamerican and in consistent with our values of opportunity. >> reporter: democrats blamed republicans. >> looking at a bleak elect oral situation, we are going to jam this through. >> reporter: president barack obama's pick to lead the marine corp didn't help. general james amos said he didn't think congress should lift the ban, however the white house remains optimistic. >> the president continues to urge congress to act. i don't think this is the end. >> reporter: under the proposed legislation, the repeal would not have taken effect until the president, secretary of defense and chairman of the joint chief of staff signed off but one republican senator called that process phony since the two military leaders are on record supporting the president and efforts to lift the ban. >>> one of the president's top economic advisors plans to leave
pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegables -- vegetables. >> reporter: you might be thinking what does he know about illegal immigration and migrant farm something not that much. the reason he was invited to testify was because he volunteered to work as a migrant worker for one day and his celebrity status didn't hurt. >> and after working with them, picking beans and packing corn for hours on end side-by-side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it's really, really hard. >> reporter: there were a few half smiles and a couple of chuckles from the house members and some even appeared uncomfortable with his remarks. >> i would like to recommend that now that we have all of this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i am happy to do so. >> reporter: he stayed and answered several questions af
pastor jones are pouring in from a wide range of groups, including the black panther and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. general petraeus said if one american burns the q'uran, this could place many u.s. soldiers and civilians in jeopardy. he said, quote, images of the burning of a q'uran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in afghanistan and around the world to enflame public opinion and to incite violence. hundreds of afghans took to the streets of kabul, chanting death to america and long live islam because of the planned curan burning. the religious leaders appealed to understand that extremists in the u.s. don't represent the mainstream. >> don't use these incidents as hateful as they are and hurtful as they are, to justify any kind of hatred against america. >> reporter: the faith leaders have a long list of questions, including a statement about the government's commitment to freedom and helping local jurisdictions use the laws to prosecute them when necessary. >> and president obama will spend part of the 9/11 anniversary at the pentagon and this is a second year i
and they're not saying what gang he allegedly belonged to and the gun used was a pass around gun that was used in another shooting earlier in the evening. >>> and back to virginia. a prince william school employee is facing assault charges. ort on bond accused of strike her 8-year-old daughter on the back with a belt. the police responded to her elementary school after the teacher reported the abuse and d.c.'s next mayor sat down for a meeting with michelle rhee. and rhe, was a stalking supporter. gray said that this meeting was more of a philosophical one and said it was not a decision- making meeting but called it productive. >> we will have those conversations in a later discussion and we did not talk about chancellor rhee staying or going, we talked about the state of education in the city. >> and rhee declined repeated requests to comments and they will sit down the next few weeks for another meeting and no personnel decisions will be announceed until after the election. >>> and coming up next, another change on the way to the white house. details on that still ahead. >>> an
equipment for much of the problem. at the start of the day, some poll locations couldn't use voting scanners because of an issue verifying the serial numbers. turns out, they had bad instructions and, even mayoral candidate vincent gray got caught up in the trouble. >> there were numerous problems beginning with my own precinct, when i went to vote. >> you can find something to complain about at every polling location. what is happening today is typical when you roll out new equipment in the voting jurisdiction. >> reporter: officials say by mid-day, most of the problems were fixed and business was running as usual. and there were long lines for same-day registration and this is the first time the city has done this and registering can take as much as 15 minutes per person and some people said they waited an hour or more and some less. election officials say they told people to register early for this -- or this would happen. >> reporter: let's get back to the d.c. mayor race. we had technical problems to talk about vin vent gray -- vincent gray. he's calling for the polls to stay open longe
the investigation is ongoing and tell us about the number of passengers that you transported and what condition they are? >> we transported a total of 12 patients, two were priority one, critical, life-threatening injuries and two were priority 2, critical, non-life threatening injuries and eight, priority three patients with injuries that required treatment and transport, that sort of thing. >> okay, if i can switch you out with vito, the videographer that works with some of the fire departments and happened to be near the scene and doing some video graphy for montgomery county fire and ems and you were on the scene and you're going to join us as a witness and explain who you were seeing. these were a lot of kids, right? >> reporter: there were a large number that were being triaged and treated for their injuries and moving to ambulances. there were adults consoling them and keeping them calm. >> and how old would you say the kids are? >> i would say probably 7, 8 years old. 7 to 10. it was hard to gauge. i didn't want to get too close to the activity and the medical work that was taking place
would hurt the military. bob barnard joins us with more. >> president barack obama and defense secretary robert gates have said they want to end "don't ask, don't tell." it's a controversial policy now headed to the u.s. senate to settle. >> since passed by congress in 1993, "don't ask, don't tell" has allowed gays and lesbians to serve in the military but not openly. in may, the house of representatives voted to repeal "don't ask, don't tell." now it's the u.s. senate's turns. >> let me be frank. introducing sexual tension and conduct into our barracks will be a distraction from the very business of the military and that is protecting us from our enemies. >> reporter: antigay groups and some military chaplins say they want the law left as is. >> what's at stake here is that chaplins who hold to a traditional view of morality and the teaching of scripture could eventually be precluded from joining as a chaplin because that view is in contrast with the military's stated policy. >> reporter: the pentagon is in the middle of an in-house survey to see whether allowing gays to serve openly wo
. here's how it all started. the two candidatessed to us yesterday they have been wronged because the controversial ball lot said it had been authorized by citizens for change and a man named charles somers. the problem is that the candidates say neither really exist. when we talked to him, muse said he saw jerry mathis handing out the ballots. so we tracked him down today to get his side of the story. you were handing them out. >> absolutely. my people were handing them out. other people were handing them out. >> reporter: did you put this together? >> i did not put it out. there does exist a citizens for change and they are absolutely citizens. they exercise their constitutional right to put out a ballot. the first amendment right. i helped them to understand the political system. >> reporter: is charles somers the treasurer a real person. >> he is a real live, smart, very astute citizen who wants to see change. >> reporter: now do you know how we can find him? >> i have been in contact with charles and i have decided to come out on his behalf at this point because my name an my
their will for 4 hours by an estranged man. paul wagner joins us live in the newsroom with their story. >> reporter: brooip, jim and christopher knew pretty quickly they were dealing with a deeply troubled man. the things he was saying were off the wall. on their own, the men decided to lie in hopes james lee would buy their stories. they didn't want him to know what they really did for discovery. >> you know, i almost called. >> reporter: jim mcnulty says he wasn't a hostage long before realizing if he was going to live, he had to come up with a story. >> the last thing i need to tell him is that i'm a producer. so i thought i'd come up with something innocuous to make myself just kind of fade into the background that i wasn't important. >> reporter: christopher wood did the same thing. >> i didn't want him to know what i did or how i affected communications so i i was an ad man and he asked me what that was and i said i file papers. >> i have a bomb. >> reporter: police made contact. >> he made the guard put it on speaker so we heard every word from both sides of the negotiator and lee. >> report
focused around an area of low pressure coming out of tennessee and moving up and over us tonight. look at where that goes and tapping the gulf of mexico. the flash flood watch pretty expansive, covering most of our area and goes through tomorrow morning and it's likely we're going to get heavy downpours and that is not going to rain all day on tuesday. i will let you know when we we understand down and talk about another huge slug of moisture we have to watch later in the week, shawn. the complicated forecast is coming up. >> see you then. >>> remember, you can track the forecast 24/7 on www.myfoxdc.com. go there and check out the live max hd radar in your neighborhood. the five-day forecast and current conditions and more. >> a jur's verdict sparked a war of words between the police. the verdict claims that the d.c. police chief cathy lanier violated the whistle-blower act by retaliations rains three over -- against three officers. the fop wants her fined and fired but the attorney general said there is no evidence to sent the findings. paul wagner has more. >> reporter: the fop and
. >> not going to see -- but it could have given us more sand bags and that is cheap. why did you come down? >> taking pictures. >>. that is interesting. >> my car got flooded early jeer and not too bad. >> and all over the city dealing with everything from downed trees and basements needing pumping out and prioritizing the hazardous situations. the main focus is later this evening and that is as flooded as it is, the high tide is going to come around 11:30 and because the wins have been comings up the bay and pushing the water up. the water hasn't been able to recede. only a couple of inches and that is going to be another six to eight inches and looking live, standing in the doorway and seven years ago was destroyed. the building wasn't but the equipment inside to the tune of $40,000 ensures -- insures him. the premiums being this close to the water would be prohibited and he's hoping for more sand bags, the mayor is promising, mayor cohen said in this hour they'll have more sand bags and for the nearby residents and high tide at 11:30. >> and if you
tides. seriously dangerous rip tides. bigger waves than we're used to seeing out there. this is right about the time on the outskirts of when forecasters said earl would be pushing off, it's taking a jog to the right there. let's go to will thomas, standing by live in ocean city to tell us what he's seen. >> reporter: the winds are still kicking up, nothing like what we saw this morning. although one of the life guards just told me he's saying some waves that are measuring 10 feet or more. sun starting to pop out, so that means tourists are coming out on to the board walk and the beach and have fun. but life guards busy today. the access to water was off-limits. so as the storm surge moved up the sand, covered the sand, life guards were instructed to keep everyone often the sand until the water receded. the threat of rip currents still a significant danger. the board walk filled with people looking at the rough surfs. some did it from their balconies. it became the big tourist attraction of the day. a little wind and chop, not enough to keep tourists in doors for long. don't walk out
. the three hostages he was holding inside are safe and thank you for joining us tonight on the news edge at 6. >> the news edge at 6 starts right now. >> one bullet from a police sniper. that took the life and that shot rang out an hour ago and some sort of explosive device went off. >> that's right, james lee took hostages, he was waiving a hand bomb and had two pipe bombs. all of the hostages are safe and our team coverage has the latest. >> reporter: one thing we heard interestingly frommion mccarthy there is that that probation period that -- ended two weeks ago and we have a mug shot to show you two years ago, when he was arrested on disorderly conduct charges outside of discovery headquarters and there is his mug shot. he was in the middle of the a weeklong, 12-day protest and basically saying he was trying to get them to save the planet. he was charged and found guilty, acted at his -- as his own attorney and said his goal was to change the programming on the network of broadcasting channels. there he is at a more peaceful protest two years ago and we have youtube video of something t
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